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starts right now. >> obama: we know that america thriver -- thrives when every person has pride in their work we are true to our creed when a little girl born into the bleakest poverty know she has the same chance to succeed as anybody else because she is an american, she is free and she is equal not just in the eyes of god but also in our own. >> jennifer: if you are wondering how president obama is going to govern in his second term, those lines provide a really important clue. he was strong and he made this really important point; that he will not abandon the poor or the vulnerable or the marginalized. president obama said that social security and medicaid and medicare do not make us weak as a nation do not make us a nation of takers. those things they make us stronger as a nation. the president and we he said we cannot rest until all americans, all children, all people know matter their circumstances, all of us give meaning to that declaration of independence that we are all created equal. that's what this speech was all about. it was about us. we the
on "the war room"." we have a progressive from a red state. he'll guide us how president obama's agenda can actually become law. plus dick cheney opens up just in time for the sundance film festival. you'll want to hear him answer with what he thinks his biggest flaw is. wow, i want to. this is "the war room." we'll be right back. >> i think it's brilliant. (vo) first, news and analysis with a washington perspective from an emmy winning insider. >> i know this stuff, and i love it. (vo) followed by humor and politics with a west coast edge. bill press and stephanie miller. >> what a way to start the day. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> michael: when it comes to explaining what jerrymandering is, a picture is worth a thousand words. or put it another way a carefully drawn map is worth congressional seats. essentially ensuring the g.o.p. retained control of the house. take a look, even in states like ohio and pennsylvania which went for president obama the republicans overwhelmingly retained their house seats. sick and tired of the congressional gridlock steve cohen of memphis introduced a bill this
, pragmatically that he president obama, pick this fight. this certainly compounds the view that the republican party and its operatives are in the pocket of an unreasonable uncompromising national rifle association. so it's a good fight to pick and my only point was i think sometimes there's a self marginalization, because i think this is an all-american question that is worth though fight. >> jennifer: i totally get that. point well-taken on that. there are two conversations, i'm guessing, that go on inside of the white house in the inner circle. one is do you pick this fight and lose and are you weakened for other agenda items down the road? and the second one is how much political capital do you spend on this fight, if this is the first fight out of the barrel? do you know what i'm saying. >> yes. i think there are three big fights moving forward. if one believes the president was so horrified and moved and angered at what happened in nowtown, and the stars are aligned in this fight, and there's the immigration fight. and the republicans would be insane to step back fr
details. >> michael: this is all happening less than 48 hours before president obama is sworn in for his second time. an issue that has been largely quiet for the last four years. joining us now for a joining us now for a perspective on the situation is he's the author of "leading from behind: the reluctant president and the advisors who decide for him". he comes to us from washington. richard, welcome inside "the war room." >> thank you. >> michael: i want to -- i want to ask you about the hostage situation. it's focused american attention on an issue that -- you know, that frankly hasn't had its focus for a while. what can you tell us about, you know, what is happening there, and how it affects america? >> well one of the things that this shows is that ignorance is dangerous. the united states ignored afghanistan in the 1990s and we saw what came out of that. we have been ignoring this area of africa for a long time even though morocco has been saying for many years that radical islamic groups have been growing for a while. perhaps the most prominent of t
birthday. also, it is michelle obama's birthday. happy birthday to michelle. i know you're watching. i know you're getting this show. see you next time. she's watching, isn't she? >> jennifer: i'm jennifer granholm. tonight in "the war room," the far right's response to any proposal put forth by the president has become so predictable, so set in stone that any description of it is merely a matter of filling in the blanks. the american people overwhelmingly support -- >> gun safety reform. >> jennifer: spread of the will of american people, congressional republicans can do anything they can to -- >> stop gun safety reform. >> jennifer: they're beholding to special-interest groups. in this case -- >> announcer: the national rifle association. >> jennifer: their refusal to support gun safety reform will hurt them especially among women. it can best be described as moronic, ill-advised thinking, hash tag fail system overload. system overload. system overload. >> jennifer: so yesterday the president showed strong resolve in calling for new gun safety legislation and today republicans reacted by
. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair of tax but he is another elitist hypocrite when it comes to his fair share of children. >> jennifer: honestly? who is advising these guys? it is unbelievable. it's my hope that this congress will take action at the request of the president, the majority of americans, and mothers like the one from nowtown. joining me is california representative jackie speier. she served as the vice chair of vice president biden task force which issued the recommendations that resulted in the executive orders and the call to action today. jackie welcome back inside "the war room." >> it's a pleasure to be here. >> jennifer: you have to be encouraged by the force with which the president spoke today. >> he was very powerful. but like you just spoke, my eyes just welled up with tears because there is not a mother on this planet who doesn't feel her pain. but she has really put in words something that we have got to keep in our minds. those coffins moving through those towns their burial are sered in my memory, and i'm one of those that is no
new york's legislature. it's too bad that few republicans appear to play ball with president obama even though he made gun safety reform a centerpiece of his second term. tomorrow the president will outline his plan. he'll be joined by vice president joe biden as well as children who wrote him letters after the newtown shootings. >>> here to tell us if any of the president's proposals has a chance of passing the republican controlled house of representatives is democratic congresswoman rose a a delara. welcome inside "the war room." >> thank you so much, governor. it's wonderful to be with all of you tonight. >> jennifer: glad to have you there. i know there is a lot going on right now but first let me start by talking about the gun safety proposals. what ones do you expect the president to announce tomorrow? >> well, i am hopeful that what those recommendation also include is, one the ban on assault weapons and also the ban on the high capacity magazines, the feeding devices. third i would like to see that we close the loopholes on the background checks. i would like very much to
by going completely out of their minds as humorist andy borowitz they are now accusing president obama for using his position as president to lead the country the whole earth. >> i think president obama may have this "king kong" complex developing, and we're going to make sure it doesn't happen. >> we completely lost our checks and balances in this country. the congress needs to hold the president accountable so the decisions he's making right now. >> as i said before, i'm going to arm all my deputies, i said this about this with automatic weapons and semiautomatic weapons to fight back. i don't care what they say from washington. >> jennifer: actually, think about the demographic politics from the last election. what do the broad array of critics, what do they have in common besides the obvious. [ whistling ] they are all white they're all male. thank goodness not all white males think the way they do. the fist shakers not just rush limbaugh but those in congress, too, are made up mostly of that demographic group and those demographics mirror the nra itself. the nra's board is 80% mal
? >> well, this is where someone like president obama needs to actually have an overarching energy policy. it's easy to say all of the above. but it's pretty clear if you like to have more research--not just renewables, but more basic research and development investment on energy. if you have cheap natural gas it blunts that interest as well. you need to be able to sustain advance the next generation that we'll need town the line. >> jennifer: all right, we need leadership and policy. this will be a very interesting second term item. andrew revkin trying to sort out fact from fiction from the. thank you so much for joining us frommed in "the war room." coming up, guaranteed to enlighten the progressive mind and then one other story by brett erlich. >> coming up, ana romney diss "dancing with the stars." don't go away. inauguration this monday morning at 10 eastern only on current tv. at cepacol we've heard people are going to extremes to relieve their sore throats. oh, okay, you don't need to do that. but i don't want any more of the usual lozenges and i want new cooling relief! ugh
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